A GIS application for assessing landslide hazard over a large area
Zolfaghari, A. and Heath, A. C., 2008. A GIS application for assessing landslide hazard over a large area. Computers and Geotechnics, 35 (2), pp. 278-285.
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A sophisticated GIS application for assessing landslide hazard on a large scale is presented. In order to assess the landslide hazard, the critical natural slope in a small field of study, 200 m × 200 m, is found and the slope is analysed using a non-circular failure envelope with estimated soil properties, groundwater levels, earthquake, and surcharged loadings. The analysis uses a probabilistic approach, where groundwater, earthquake and soil properties each contribute to the analysis, even though some factors may have a relatively small influence. Landslide hazard can then be estimated within a period of time by analysing the probabilistic distribution of factor of safety.
|Creators||Zolfaghari, A.and Heath, A. C.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||probabilistic,earthquake,slope stability,groundwater,gis|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering|
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